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How to Get a Medical Card in Arizona.

Make an Appointment

Arizona residents must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a licensed medical doctor.

Get Your Recommendation

If your doctor prescribes medical cannabis for your qualifying medical condition, they will give you a medical marijuana recommendation.

Submit Your Application

After you submit your paperwork to the Department of Health Services, finish your application on Arizona’s medical marijuana webpage. Submit $150 state registration fee at this time as well.

Receive Your Card

If approved, your card will arrive in the mail within 10 business days. Your Arizona medical marijuana card is valid for two years.

Why get a medical cannabis card in Arizona?
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Medical cannabis is available to more patients in AZ than adult-use sales, and a med card allows for home cultivation.
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AZ med card holders can possess up to 2.5 ounces compared to 1 ounce for adult users without an MMJ card.
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Med patients are exempt from the municipal cannabis excise tax in AZ.
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Med patients receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a med card.
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Qualifying conditions in Arizona

  • A chronic or debilitating medical condition or illness that causes: severe or persistent muscle spasms caused by or similar to those caused by multiple sclerosis, severe and chronic pain, or seizures, including those caused by epilepsy.
  • A chronic or debilitating medical condition or illness that causes: severe nausea, cachexia or wasting syndrome, 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cancer 
  • Crohn’s Disease 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Hepatitis C 
  • HIV/AIDS 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Arizona

Arizona medical marijuana patients may opt to have a caregiver purchase and administer their medical cannabis. Patients 18 and under require a caregiver to participate in the program. 

Patients must qualify and be approved before a caregiver can submit their application. You cannot apply to be a caregiver, a qualifying approved patient must submit the caregiver application. Caregivers may also be patients as long as they meet the necessary requirements and successfully complete the application process. Caregivers may have more than one patient but each patient must submit a separate application for the caregiver. 

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • 21 years or older
  • Designated by qualifying and approved Arizona medical marijuana patient
  • Complete all necessary paperwork
  • Submit payment

Caregivers cannot:

  • Use cannabis unless they are a qualified medical patient
  • Distribute the patient’s cannabis to anyone else

Caregiver medical marijuana cards are $200. Approved caregiver applications are valid for 2 years.

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How to register for a med card in Arizona

To register for a medical marijuana card in Arizona, you’ll first need to see a licensed physician. If you’re diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition and recommended medical cannabis as a treatment, you’ll need to complete an application. 

Once you submit that application with all the necessary information and complete your registration and payment to the state portal, you’ll be notified of your approval, and your card will be valid for 2 years.

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How to renew your med card in Arizona

Renewing your medical marijuana card in AZ is a bi-annual requirement for the program. You’ll need to see your physician again for an updated recommendation and submit your renewal application and $150 payment to the state.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

 

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help. Billed only if approved.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Arizona residents with qualifying medical conditions may apply for a medical marijuana card with a physician’s recommendation.

    • A chronic or debilitating medical condition or illness that causes: severe or persistent muscle spasms caused by or similar to those caused by multiple sclerosis, severe and chronic pain, or seizures, including those caused by epilepsy.
    • A chronic or debilitating medical condition or illness that causes: severe nausea, cachexia or wasting syndrome, 
    • Alzheimer’s Disease 
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Cancer 
    • Crohn’s Disease 
    • Glaucoma 
    • Hepatitis C 
    • HIV/AIDS 
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Arizona law allows patients to request additional medical conditions be added to the list of qualifying ones twice a year. In January and July, the state will accept written requests filed with other required information to support the need to add the condition to the state’s official list.

  • Recreational and medical marijuana are both legal in Arizona. Medical patients are extended additional legal protections, have higher possession limits, and are exempt from paying the excise tax.

  • Arizona’s medical marijuana card costs $150 for the initial and renewal application. Caregiver applications are $200.

  • Since cannabis is still federally illegal, health insurance will not cover any of the costs for medical marijuana treatment.

  • NuggMD does not currently offer medical marijuana evaluations in Arizona. An application submitted through the state will be approved or denied within 5 working days after it is submitted. 

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to support@nuggmd.com with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • NuggMD does not currently offer medical marijuana evaluations in Arizona. The state allows you to see any licensed doctor for your initial or renewal application.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • No. Arizona only allows residents with a valid Arizona driver’s license or ID to apply for the medical marijuana program.